Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 12/11/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Memphis Grizzlies (15-11) are welcoming the Houston Rockets (8-16) at FedExForum on Saturday.
The Rockets played the Nets and walked away with a win by a score of 114-104 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Rockets finished with 23 while the Nets totaled 13 fouls. They also converted 8 of 33 attempts from 3-point range. Brooklyn finished the game at 83.9% from the free throw line by converting 26 of 31 shots. In addition, Brooklyn totaled 30 boards (14 offensive, 16 defensive) and earned 9 blocked shots. Brooklyn doled out 44 dimes and had 18 steals in the game. With respect to defense, Houston allowed 39.3% from the floor on 35 out of 89 shooting. They also doled out 23 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected 38 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Rockets converted 20 of 29 attempts for a percentage of 69.0%. Houston ended the game having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (40 out of 81) and made 14 of their 41 shots from downtown.
Josh Christopher is a player who came through for the matchup. Christopher went 100.0% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. He played for 23 minutes played and also grabbed 2 boards. He ended up scoring 18 points on 7 of 7 shooting.
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Houston enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 8-16 on the season. They average 105.5 points per contest (22nd in basketball) while going 44.4% from the floor. The Rockets are connecting on 33.8% on 3-pointers (306 of 904) and 70.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Houston is pulling down 44.6 rebounds per game and has 543 assists on the season, which ranks 25th in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 17.9 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.0 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Rockets are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers every game while drawing 22.1 personal fouls. They rank 5th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 554 relinquished on the season. The Rockets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (973 of 2,177) and they surrender 46.0 boards per game as a team. They are relinquishing 32.4% from 3-point land and they are ranked 26th in the league in PPG from their opponents (111.5).
In their last game, the Grizzlies took home the win by a final score of 108-95 when they faced the Lakers. The Grizzlies were able to pull down 33 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 18 steals in this contest. The Lakers committed 22 personal fouls for the game which took the Grizzlies to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a clip of 66.7%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Memphis converted 14 out of their 42 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Grizzlies went 41 out of 94 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.6%. The Grizzlies permitted the Lakers to convert 36 of their 78 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2% in the matchup. They went 40.0% from three-point range by shooting 12 out of 30 and finished the game at 11 out of 17 at the charity stripe (64.7%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Memphis permitted Los Angeles to pull down 38 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Desmond Bane was important for the Grizzlies in this matchup. He knocked down 9 out of 20 in this game giving him a rate of 45.0%, and tallied 3 rebounds. Bane tallied 23 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for this contest.
Memphis has a record of 15-11 so far this season. The Grizzlies have committed 18.8 personal fouls per game and they hit 75.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.5 times per contest (5th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.9 times per game. Memphis has accounted for 2,869 pts so far this season (110.3 per game) and they collect 47.5 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Grizzlies are hitting on 45.0% from the floor, which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies are ranked 23rd in basketball in points given up per game with 110.0. They have forced 15.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.1% from the floor (23rd in basketball). The Memphis defense gives up 38.0% on shots from beyond the arc (350 of 922) and their opponents are knocking down 77.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 25.7 dimes and 43.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 27th and 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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